Apple accused of slowing iPhones, forcing owners to buy new ones

Apple accused of slowing iPhones, forcing owners to buy new ones

Apple accused of slowing iPhones, forcing owners to buy new ones

In a press release, Atlas stated that the "iOS updates, plaintiffs claim, were engineered with this very goal in mind-fraudulently forcing iPhone owners to purchase the latest model offered by Apple".

Earlier this week, Apple came under fire for allegedly slowing down old iPhone models intentionally.

While Apple will probably be quick to point out that the software updates in question were meant to prevent users from encountering unexpected shut downs on phones with degraded batteries, the Illinois suit claims that Apple's failure to inform consumers about the full extent of these software updates is in direction violation of Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practice Art, along with similar consumer protection laws in IN and North Carolina.

In the complaint, they have mentioned that Apple never asked for their permission before slowing down the device.

On Thursday, Apple was hit by two separate class action lawsuits, one filed in California, and another filed in IL.

Apple always work towards giving a better experience for the users, who pay an premium amount.

Apple is being sued by a number of people.

"Instead, Apple appears to have obscured and concealed why older phones were slowing down".

A second group sued in Los Angeles federal court claiming Apple breached an implied contract in which the company agreed not to intentionally interfere with their usage or the speed of the device, and also interfered with their personal property. Apple had explained that older batteries lose the ability to supply peak charge and hence the performance had to be fine-tuned in the older iPhones.

Is Apple doing this to force users to upgrade to newer iPhones? A story on Motherboard claims that third party fix shops are already seeing an uptick in customers asking for battery replacements, which would be one way to side-step Apple's performance throttling measures. The only possible way that one can do is to replace the battery via official Apple service centre.

Batteries, even Lithium ion batteries, do change as they age and they become less capable of handling the demands of a CPU during intense processing. Apple said it changed its software a year ago for the iPhone 6, 6s and SE to "smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed". "We've now extended that feature to iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, and plan to add support for other products in the future".

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